Brush Series: Episode #3
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I hope you are having fun learning about the different brushes and what they can do. This week we are covering the fan brush. This brush is probably the one that scares people the most. It does take a little practice but once you get the hang of it you are going to love fan brush painting and the results that you get with it!
Fan Brush Painting Techniques
Next up, Evergreen trees! They are so fun to do with a fan brush. You’ll be amazed how quickly you can make trees!
The trees in this painting below are a great example!
You can see in the video how I hold my brush just so the corner touches to start out the trees at the tip. As you move down and your tree widens you can gradually use the whole width of the brush.
You can also make smaller versions that look further away in the distance!
The key to learning the fan brush is really trial and error. Keep an eye on how much paint you have in your brush. You also want to pay attention to how your bristles are separated. That will completely change the look of what your painting.
Check out my video over on YouTube to watch me demonstrate!